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Communications Associate
Buzz Women
Location: Bangalore


About Buzz Women: Buzz Women (www.buzzwomen.org) is a not-for-profit organisation that enables underserved women by making knowledge, skills and tools available at their doorsteps towards economic, social, personal and ecological empowerment through various training. The programs are built on the foundation of the 5 Cs – Cash, Care, Climate, Community, and Confidence. Buzz Women wishes to aid in combating poverty not only through a change management process that deals with the economical aspect of poverty, but also the ecological, psychological, and sociological aspects. The program is divided into multiple interventions that are contextual and meaningful. Buzz India, through its program aspires to achieve the 1st SDG of ‘No Poverty’ and 5th SDG of ‘Gender Equality’. The women who go through our intervention are financially literate (97%), save more money (84%), become more confident (47%), start or expand enterprises(73%), come together as sisters in their communities, take charge of their personal and community problems (71%) and find their own solutions. 

From 2021 to-date Buzz Women has reached 300,000 women, and has more than 6000 volunteer Community anchors in its network across 6 districts of Karnataka. We have also been able to franchise the model to The Gambia and Georgia. We aim to reach 1 crore women by 2030 in all 30 districts of Karnataka. 

Our Values – Our starting point is dignity, treating every human being with respect and grace. We bring opportunity to the doorstep of women in a relevant and accessible way. We have an unwavering belief in the power within women to transform their lives and be responsible for the growth of myself, my family and my community. At Buzz we are dreamers and do-ers. We make things happen, learn from our mistakes and give our best every single day. Our destination is a lasting impact: enabling women to become future makers. 

Overview of the role: Communication associate is the eyes, ears and mouth of the organisation who will see, hear and speak what is relevant to be communicated to the outside world. 

Fundraising 25% 

  • Perform research to identify potential CSR opportunities, funder organizations and fundraising competitions 
  • Design and develop proposals, presentations and project progress reports 
  • Represent the organisation in conferences, meetings and to potential funders in one-on-ones
  • Plan and organize outreach programs and fundraising campaigns 
  • Preparing all documents and collaterals required for fundraising (including grant applications) 
  • Build and deepen relationships with existing funding organizations 

Communication 75% 

  • Manage Buzz Womens’ brand image and positioning to strengthen relationship with all key stakeholders 
  • Coordinate with teams to collect/create all content (quotes, stories, photos, videos etc) needed for periodic reports, newsletters, website updation, online social media updation
  • Manage the online presence of the organisation including but not limited to the website and social media channels 
  • Create all periodical reports like Annual Report, donor progress reports 
  • Lead in creating and printing (where needed) communication materials including but not limited to brochures, flyers, posters, training materials, ID cards, speeches, newsletters, reports, etc. 
  • Keep track of communication budget, coordinate with translation and printing vendors
  • Track and measure the level of engagement of the organisation with all stakeholders 
  • Coordinate and organise events for engagement with various stakeholders 

We’d like you to have: 

  • Minimum 3 years of experience in a fundraising and communications role
  • Educational qualification: Masters in Communication 
  • Ability to develop compelling stories with superior written, oral and visual communication skills 
  • Ability to write and present clearly and persuasively in English 
  • Proficiency in local language Kannada is mandatory 
  • Proficiency in MS Word and PowerPoint. Knowledge of graphic designing software like CorelDraw and Photoshop will be an advantage 
  • Understanding of computer, internet and social media is imperative 
  • Experience in PR / media management 
  • An interest in photography, videography and design 
  • Willingness to travel frequently (to rural regions and other cities) 
  • Ability to be organised and meet deadlines 
  • Professional maturity and ability to work effectively across levels, functions and regions 

What we offer is a platform for you to make a tangible impact on social issues and people. Your communication skills can help change lives for the better. If you feel this is the job you would want to do, write to us and let us discuss. 

Essentials for applying: 

  1. Email us your resume and answer these questions in the email: 
  • How does this job and organization interest you? 
  • What makes you the right person for this position? 
  • What is your current/last drawn compensation and expected compensation? 
  1. Please provide two professional references with their names, professional relationship and contact details 

Email to apply: careers@buzzwomen.org